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DONE done done!!!

Oh my goodness and what a tour it was. Worth every dry eye, dry lip, and backache. I have been off accutane since August and I would do it again in a heart beat. My hair is almost back to normal, some of the skin oiliness is coming back, but my eyes and lips were normal in about a week. I don't wear makeup anymore. It's amazing. I did have a teeny tiny breakout around my cycle (5 micro mini pimples on my forehead). So worth it. so so so worth it. If it gets any where near what it was, I'm

Mee_shell

Mee_shell

09/24/10

 

Almost done with month 3

Symptoms: dry eyes, more itchy than ever now that spring is around and my allergies are kicking in. Thank you again visene. Dry lips, but all managed with aquaphor. My only complaint is that it's super shiny and it looks like I wear gloss all the time. Dry hair, I messed up my knee during a 5k, whether that was an accutane related injury or me just running over obstacles awkwardly I don't know. That was related to the dry hari because I didn't work out for 2 weeks. I still showered every day

Mee_shell

Mee_shell

05/04/10

 

Month 1 complete!

Had my follow up today. I was upped to 40mg twice a day. My blood results hadn't come back yet so I can't get my script till tomorrow or the day after. which is fine with me because I have two left that I didn't take this weekend. I had a cough that just would not go away, and I had read that Accutane may effect your immune system, so as a precaution, and knowing my appt wasn't until today, I skipped this weekend and slept a whole bunch. Doc told me I'll be on this amount through June, so my

Mee_shell

Mee_shell

03/16/10

 

Day 13 - my skin is a desert

Skin condition - very dry lips, thank God for Aquaphor! Dry eyes, a couple drops a day is no big deal with the Visene tears. Only 3 small pimples on my left cheek, one INSIDE my eyebrow (weird), and one on my chin- small but painful. My face is looking alittle sunburned, I'm guessing that's the tane burn everyone talks about. Basically I love this medication. I went out with my friends last night to play some pool only with tinted moisturizer that I had put on in the early morning and my f

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Mee_shell

02/25/10

 

Week one down. Day 7

Oh man my lips are dry! I forgot my Nivea kiss of relief before bed and geeze. Pain this morning. Even after lunch having lipbalm lost during the lunching process it was uncomfortable talking for 20 min with the other girls in the office for the rest of break. I'm going to attach myself to my chapstick. Acne wise: 2 new pimples, kinda small. One above my eyebrow, one on my left cheek. As for everything else, they're healing and ... get this... I only used tinted moisturizer today. That's

Mee_shell

Mee_shell

02/19/10

 

Day 5

Skin condition: new white heads in the crease of my chin and corner of my mouth, a few on my cheek. The painful ones on my forehead next to my hairline are healing. So yay! My skin is definitely more red. But the clinique redness solutions moisturizer helps calm it down. Lips a little more dry, eyes were bothering me by lunchtime. My redmarks on my cheeks are fading, or blending with the redness of my face on the whole. Nothing that a little tinted moisturizer won't fix in the morning! I t

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Mee_shell

02/17/10

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02/17/10

 

Day/Night 4

Skin condition: Some new whiteheads - but I can't stand a screaming whitehead on my face so... yah I broke the cardinal rule on Accutane and picked. But carefully. Blackheads in the corners of my nose are coming to the surface, it's like i can alllllmost see them. I want to go to town on my face, but I just have to stop myself. Painful one on my neck, but it came to a head and with a little pressure popped this afternoon, now it's just super red. But it seems that I'm breaking out less than usu

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Mee_shell

02/16/10

 

Day 1- or night 1.

So I was supposed to pick up my script yesterday, but it just snowed in the mountains and I couldn't resist a day off to snowboard my heart out. That and a shitty day at work coupled with a supportive boyfriend talking me into taking the day off didn't hurt either I took a shower in the cabin and turned out the lights after the SECOND I caught my reflection. He noticed. Said why do I hide behind my hair and turn away, it's not that bad that I'm beautiful. I know he means what he says, but I

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02/13/10

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02/13/10

 

Background and beginning

Soooo yah, I'm finally taking the plunge. After being poked, prodded, lasered, dermabrased, drugged (antibiotics and BCP galore), and every OTC line imaginable I found a doc that is on board with me and Accutane. I used to be in denial about my skin. Oh, it's not bad enough for Accutane I would tell myself. But at the same time I would avoid mirrors - like an alcoholic on Dr Drews show drinking a handle of Captain a day... DENIAL. The thought of going outside without makeup terrified me. What if

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02/08/10

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02/08/10

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